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Mission: less screen time

Ideas , Motivation

Man. I really hope that the shocking infographic below is NOT true. It claims that: 

  • ​children aged 8-10 spend about 6 hours a day in front of a screen using entertainment media
  • ​youth ages 11-14 spend nearly 9 hours a day in front of a screen using entertainment media

That's crazy lot.  And it doesn’t even include the time they spend on the computer at school for educational purposes or at home for homework.

For more information, visit MakingHealthEasier.org/GetMoving

If you are too busy to check the animation, here are suggestions by CDC how parents can help the situation: 

  • ​ensure kids have at least 1 hour of physical activity each day
  • limit kids' total screen time to no more than 1-2 hours per day
  • remove TV sets from your child's bedroom
  • encourage other types of fun that include both physical and social activities, like joining a sports team or club